Image of molds for 2017 iPhone units shows size comparison between the three models

Image of molds for 2017 iPhone units shows size comparison between the three models
Tipster SlashLeaks has posted a picture that allegedly reveals molds that will be used in the production of the 2017 iPhone lineup. That includes the Apple iPhone 7s, Apple iPhone 7s Plus and the 10th anniversary edition dubbed the Apple iPhone 8. The image tells us how big each model will be compared to the other units. The Apple iPhone 7s will be the smallest of the three models, and will be the only one of the three to have a single camera on back.

Now, you might expect that the Apple iPhone 8, with its rumored 5.8-inch display, would be the largest. Instead, it is only slightly bigger than the iPhone 7s. How does Apple pull off such magic? Well, by giving the iPhone 8 an edge-to-edge display, the bezels are removed. In addition, only 5.15-inches of the iPhone 8 display is believed to be active; the rest is supposed to be used for a virtual Touch ID button that will be embedded in the display. That is, as long as Apple is able to iron out the kinks in the technology in time to include the feature on the phone. Otherwise, Apple will resort to Plan "B," which calls for a physical Touch ID button on the back of the phone.

The molds also show that the dual-camera setup on the iPhone 8 will be positioned vertically. The dual-cameras on the Apple iPhone 7s Plus will stay in the same spot and orientation as seen on the iPhone 7 Plus.

In addition to the molds, SlashLeaks posted a picture allegedly showing the back of an iPhone 8 dummy unit. Once again, we see that dual-camera setup is placed vertically.

According to Morgan Stanley, the 2017 iPhone models will launch on time, which means that the devices will be released in late September. The premium iPhone 8 is rumored to have a premium price above $1,000.


source:SlashLeaks via AppleInsider

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104 Comments

44. yonith

Posts: 231; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

iPhone 8 might still be a little too big for one handed use according to this.

22. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I am happy with hardware of my iPhone 7. I want major updates to the OS.

13. twens

Posts: 1194; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

apple playing safe again, looks boring.

16. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

If this feels boring that I assume you thinks same about S8? Cuz the way I see it. If we leave android ios aside, I see iPhone is quite similar to Samsung S8. Same features, display types, bezel less phones. Wireless charging IP rating etc

27. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Dude, the iphone 7s/8/anniversary addition is going to be nothing like the GS8. Think iphone 7 with an oled display.

47. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Stopped reading @ "Same features", you're beyond delusional and need a mental checkup if you see any of the following on the iPhone: - Best display available on a smartphone - Dual ambient-light-sensors for better auto brightness management - Support for HDR Video playback as offered by 4K TV sets - Gorilla Glass 5 - Bluetooth 5.0 - LTE Cat.9 and 4x4 MIMO antenna enabling gigabit LTE data rates ( https://sck.pm/T9M ), wider ranges, and better reliability - 83%+ screen to body design that enables easy one-handed operation of such a big screen device - Stereo audio recording (similar to the S7, hear it for yourself, https://sck.pm/IoR ) - An always on display you can customize - USB 3.1 Type C port with support for standard USB peripherals (e.g. mouse, thumb drive, external SSD/HDD, endoscopes, etc) and wide range of file formats via USB OTG - Ultra fast dual-pixel auto-focus camera - System wide automation (as offered by various apps on the Play Store, e.g. Tasker, GotYa!, etc.) - Quick-switch profiles for multiple hardware/software components (even dumb phones had this) - Seamless file/media/contact sharing via Bluetooth without needing to go through any nonsense cloud storage (even dumb phones had this) - Central file manager (even dumb phones had this) - Capable of being used as a flash drive (even dumb phones had this) - Seamless system wide storage expansion via MicroSD card (even dumb phones had this) - Much better battery life compared to even higher capacity ( https://sck.pm/cc7 ) and so-called "optimized" ( https://sck.pm/LJk ) competitors, fast charging ( https://sck.pm/C4 ), and fast wireless charging for convenient use at the growing number of places getting equipped with wireless charges in various surfaces - A mobile payment service that works almost anywhere - Fast and secure wide-angle Iris biometric authentication for various situations, including when using the device with gloves on - Heart-rate sensor - 3.5 mm headphone jack enabling you to output to any AUX input while you charge your device, yet still IP68 water resistant - Support for setting 3rd-party apps as the default, fully replacing system apps/services (be it the mobile payment service, the digital assistant, the app store, apps for different file formats, etc.) - etc. That's barely touching the advanced software features you'd only dream of getting on stock iOS. The iPhone is an ancient joke priced at a premium merely to separate fools from their money...

10. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

If center is the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 is full screen then it possible only 5.3" which means it is similar small view like current iPhone 7 (not plus) but longer screen only.

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I had high hops for LG, Sam, and Apple this year. So far things have been as good as I expected, here is to hoping Apple doesn't disappoint.

15. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

LG G6 excites me for V30 cuz not only updated spec but also AMOLED display. Been waiting for a while on LG phones to have it. I like HTC U11 but LCD display took away my excitement, and this excites me about iPhone 8 AMOLED with that speedy phone. I liked S8+, used it for almost 2Weeks but didn't like it's performance

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm curious, but not excited. I've seen zero renders, and read zero rumors that spark my interest.

2. manishmuscat

Posts: 12; Member since: May 07, 2017

yea true

4. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

A bezel-less phone with screen-mounted fingerprint sensor and 3D sensing iris scanner doesn't interest you? To each his own, I guess.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

@gehrig. Not yet, not as far as iPhone rumors.

30. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Not iris scanner but face recognition.

6. bigsimpd

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

I'm curios as well bro I went back to the Iphone7 plus didn't like the S8 plus at all returned it the next day.Lol I'm wondering about the freaking Sony premium phone that phone interest me big time when the heck are they going to release it geez

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I wanna see what the Note 8 is about.

26. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Interest in the Note 8 is blowing up.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 23172; Member since: May 28, 2014

I do too, darkk. For me, it's more of wanting to see what Samsung can do to outdo themselves this time around. They brought some sweet justice to the smartphone world with the S8/S8+, so I'm eager to see if they will top that with the Note 8.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

@MG. Yes they did, and the Note is gonna be even better. I gotta check it out. Wassup with you, and the Keynote?

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 23172; Member since: May 28, 2014

@Darkk I have the money ready and waiting to go once the KEYone becomes available here in the states. That's definitely my next smartphone.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right on my dude. The Keynote looks very good, and that PKB is bank. Right now, I'd only use iPhones, Galaxy's, LG's and BB's. Those to me, are the most appealing handsets out.

37. meanestgenius

Posts: 23172; Member since: May 28, 2014

Gotta agree with you there, darkk. Although, I'd add in certain Huawei devices and current Nokia devices. I've been a Nokia smartphone since back in their Symbian days. Looking forward to seeing what their flagship Android offering brings to the table, but it's the KEYone first for me.

39. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

The e71 was a blast

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Loved that phone.

40. meanestgenius

Posts: 23172; Member since: May 28, 2014

I had the E71 as well. Awesome handset! I was a huge fan of the Nokia E Series. For the physical keyboards, as I'm sure you already guessed, lol. I did rock some Nokia N Series handsets as well, but their E Series was my favorite.

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The PKB was one of the things I loved about it as well. It's a beautiful handset.

45. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

So you are interested in Samsung devices I presume?

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 23172; Member since: May 28, 2014

I presume you are as well, Tony_Stark/mxyzptlk?

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO!

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